Giant snake learns how to open doors
June 23, 2013 | 43 comments
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Footage of a snake that seems to have figured out how to open doors has surfaced on YouTube.
People who suffer from a fear of snakes may want to give this one a miss - one giant albino python has found a way to deal with the usually impenetrable barrier that a door represents by rising up and leaning against the handle until it opens. Footage of the incident has been circulating online with debate raging over whether its genuine or if the incident was staged.
A recent study determined that lizards can exhibit intelligent behavior such as solving puzzles to help them find food. Regarded to be as intelligent as some vertebrates, it's certainly not outside the realm of possibility that a snake could figure out how to open a door.
These findings upended previous assumptions about how higher intelligence is limited to social species with varied daily diets. Most reptiles are solitary creatures, and many will eat only occasionally, not every day.
Source: Live Science
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